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Top international speakers confirmed for GolfBIC 2017

12.35pm 29th July 2016 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Jay Karen NGCOA
Jay Karen,  NGCOA Chief Executive Officer

World renowned motivational speaker in the club industry Gregg Patterson, along with the NGCOA and EGCOA Chief Executive Officer’s Jay Karen and Lodewijk Klootwijk have been confirmed as speakers for the annual GolfBIC event in 2017.

GolfBIC is the Golf Business and Industry Convention and presented by the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) and the Organisation of Golf and Range Operators (OGRO) in association with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA).

The event takes place at Harrogate International Centre on the 17th and 18th January 2017 in conjunction with the BTME show and is designed to attract golf course owners and operators, secretaries and general managers and other golf club operational staff to learn, network and get inspiration and ideas to help grow their golf club business.

Jay Karen will give a snapshot of key issues and trends happening in the American golf industry and Lodewijk Klootwijk will give an insight into best practices from around the EU Continent.

Gregg, who is the former General Manager of the Beach Club in Santa Monica, California and is now a full-time speaker and writer, will be bringing his normal fizz to inspire and ignite the passion for customer care that lurks in all of us!

Gregg became the General Manager of The Beach Club in 1982 and spent 34 glorious years as their GM, stepping aside for the “next generation” (and his next adventure as a full time speaker and writer!) in 2016. Since that time, he has worked with his members, Boards, and committees to enhance the value and reputation of The Beach Club in the Los Angeles community.

Registration for GolfBIC will open later in 2016 but readers can register your interest in attending by emailing




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